After a couple of windy, grey and snowy days this afternoon cleared away to some lovely winter sunshine and blue skies. It had been a long week in the office so I took the opportunity to escape for a sort while towards the end of the day and headed up to Loch Scalpaidh to try and capture to last of the sunshine. The best shot, above, shows what abeautiful late afternoon it was. Although very cold the loch was still not frozen and in this part atleast was calm enough to produce an outstanding reflection of the sun setting behind the clouds. You can just see Sgurr Coinneach in the distance to the left, whcih was actually much whiter than it appears here. I used a my smallest aperture and widest angle lens to try and get the foreground in focus as well as the background.
The following shot was taken towards the far end of the loch with a closer study of the cold loch water, the snow and the fading sunshine behind the clouds reflected on the water. I quite like the composition and the colours.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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